David W. Schafer
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
, depression and bipolar disorder) and anxiety disorders, major life transitions (e.
Psychotherapy services should address the specific needs of each clients. Having trained in a variety of evidence-based practices, I work together with my clients to determine which approach works best for them, with the intent of addressing both symptoms and long-standing patterns of behavior. My approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and trauma-focused therapy. I also have a background in Jungian psychodynamic treatment.
(857) 829-4011
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
, depression and bipolar disorder) and anxiety disorders, major life transitions (e.
Psychotherapy services should address the specific needs of each clients. Having trained in a variety of evidence-based practices, I work together with my clients to determine which approach works best for them, with the intent of addressing both symptoms and long-standing patterns of behavior. My approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and trauma-focused therapy. I also have a background in Jungian psychodynamic treatment.
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Mark Stearns
Counselor, LMHC Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I work with adults of all ages and treat depression, anxiety, trauma / PTSD, relationship concerns, major life transitions, grief, loss, disordered substance use, self-esteem, and identity development.
My approach to psychotherapy is individualized to my clients’ unique needs, incorporating existential, psychodynamic, relational approaches, as well as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills, to help manage difficult emotions and navigate obstacles arising in the therapeutic journey. Therapy is not one-size-fits all, so I encourage clients to discover their own path while building effective emotional tools to sustain long-term mind-body health and resilience. Narrative techniques may also be used to help shape a self-story that supports long-term resilience and an enduring sense of purpose and meaning in life.
(508) 952-3190
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I work with adults of all ages and treat depression, anxiety, trauma / PTSD, relationship concerns, major life transitions, grief, loss, disordered substance use, self-esteem, and identity development.
My approach to psychotherapy is individualized to my clients’ unique needs, incorporating existential, psychodynamic, relational approaches, as well as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills, to help manage difficult emotions and navigate obstacles arising in the therapeutic journey. Therapy is not one-size-fits all, so I encourage clients to discover their own path while building effective emotional tools to sustain long-term mind-body health and resilience. Narrative techniques may also be used to help shape a self-story that supports long-term resilience and an enduring sense of purpose and meaning in life.
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Sara K Towsley
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I believe that the quality of the client-therapist relationship is central to meaningful change and growth in therapy. Working together, we will create a respectful, collaborative, and thoughtful space to address what troubles you. People come to me around many issues, including depression and sadness, anxiety, interpersonal conflict and disappointment, life transitions, sexual and gender identity, grief and loss, and trauma. I work primarily from a psychodynamic (insight-oriented) perspective but draw from skills-based models depending on individual needs or preferences.
(617) 934-7562
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I believe that the quality of the client-therapist relationship is central to meaningful change and growth in therapy. Working together, we will create a respectful, collaborative, and thoughtful space to address what troubles you. People come to me around many issues, including depression and sadness, anxiety, interpersonal conflict and disappointment, life transitions, sexual and gender identity, grief and loss, and trauma. I work primarily from a psychodynamic (insight-oriented) perspective but draw from skills-based models depending on individual needs or preferences.
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Serap Kantarci
Counselor, LMHC, Founder, 17Steps, Counsel Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I am privileged to be invited into the inner worlds of children, adolescents and adults who experience ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship and Self Esteem difficulties. I gained extensive clinical and teaching experiences while helping blended and multicultural families, as well as international college/grad students. While motivating different age groups to gain the skill-sets they need to thrive, I created a collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental environment where they were empowered and also challenged to increase self awareness to create positive changes in their lives.
(617) 855-6562
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I am privileged to be invited into the inner worlds of children, adolescents and adults who experience ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship and Self Esteem difficulties. I gained extensive clinical and teaching experiences while helping blended and multicultural families, as well as international college/grad students. While motivating different age groups to gain the skill-sets they need to thrive, I created a collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental environment where they were empowered and also challenged to increase self awareness to create positive changes in their lives.
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Gayle Clark, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
Specialties include depression, parenting, anxiety, relationship concerns, stress, trauma, chronic pain/ illness, insomnia, life transition and maternal health .
Have you been thinking about making life changes that reflect your values and goals? The client centered psychotherapy I provide is focused on assisting you reach your goals while examining the road blocks that have prevented you. We will identify unhealthy patterns and work on positive changes. Specialties are PTSD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, relationship conflict, addiction, pain, maternal and life transition issues. I have training in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Motivational Interviewing. I will be an active participant in your journey and will be honored to partner with you.
(617) 892-4837
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
Specialties include depression, parenting, anxiety, relationship concerns, stress, trauma, chronic pain/ illness, insomnia, life transition and maternal health .
Have you been thinking about making life changes that reflect your values and goals? The client centered psychotherapy I provide is focused on assisting you reach your goals while examining the road blocks that have prevented you. We will identify unhealthy patterns and work on positive changes. Specialties are PTSD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, relationship conflict, addiction, pain, maternal and life transition issues. I have training in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Motivational Interviewing. I will be an active participant in your journey and will be honored to partner with you.
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Lily Appel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I strive to create a warm, open space for exploration and support, where I collaborate with clients to help them reach their goals. Through active listening and curiosity I work with people who are navigating life transitions, interpersonal relationships, symptoms of depression and anxiety, trauma, grief, and exploring their identity. Although I tailor treatment to individual needs, my practice stems from a primarily psychodynamic lens. I incorporate mindfulness, IFS, CBT, relational and existential theories. I'm also interested in how social and systematic forces, power and oppression play a role in our lives.
(857) 259-4205
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I strive to create a warm, open space for exploration and support, where I collaborate with clients to help them reach their goals. Through active listening and curiosity I work with people who are navigating life transitions, interpersonal relationships, symptoms of depression and anxiety, trauma, grief, and exploring their identity. Although I tailor treatment to individual needs, my practice stems from a primarily psychodynamic lens. I incorporate mindfulness, IFS, CBT, relational and existential theories. I'm also interested in how social and systematic forces, power and oppression play a role in our lives.
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Pamela How
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
My expertise lies in working with adults and adolescents experiencing various difficulties including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, personal trauma, cultural challenges, and life transitions.
I believe we are all capable of improving our lives. Many of us become stuck or overwhelmed in the process due to self doubt, insecurity, lack of self esteem, past or present trauma and losses, to name a few. Seeking therapy doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with you. Life is challenging. Sometimes we need a little help in identifying and overcoming the barriers that hold us back. Therapy can be a powerful tool in helping you gain insight and strengthen your skills and confidence in developing new patterns and behaviors that help enhance the quality of your life.
(857) 217-0341
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
My expertise lies in working with adults and adolescents experiencing various difficulties including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, personal trauma, cultural challenges, and life transitions.
I believe we are all capable of improving our lives. Many of us become stuck or overwhelmed in the process due to self doubt, insecurity, lack of self esteem, past or present trauma and losses, to name a few. Seeking therapy doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with you. Life is challenging. Sometimes we need a little help in identifying and overcoming the barriers that hold us back. Therapy can be a powerful tool in helping you gain insight and strengthen your skills and confidence in developing new patterns and behaviors that help enhance the quality of your life.
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Karen Stufflebeam
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients only
I have experience treating many areas of concern, to include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, major life transitions, personality concerns (e.
I am a licensed psychologist who provides evidenced based treatment to those looking to make a change in their life. I strive to build a therapeutic relationship with my clients, establish a platform of trust and safety, and explore areas of concern and desired improvement. I specialize in clinical psychology which allows me to incorporate many treatment modalities in order to fit the needs and goals of my clients. My approach has been described as genuine with a warm and nonjudgmental space provided for the client.
(617) 870-0670
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients only
I have experience treating many areas of concern, to include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, major life transitions, personality concerns (e.
I am a licensed psychologist who provides evidenced based treatment to those looking to make a change in their life. I strive to build a therapeutic relationship with my clients, establish a platform of trust and safety, and explore areas of concern and desired improvement. I specialize in clinical psychology which allows me to incorporate many treatment modalities in order to fit the needs and goals of my clients. My approach has been described as genuine with a warm and nonjudgmental space provided for the client.
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Jason Oppenheim
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
Currently my practice is conveniently available via telehealth allowing consumers to engage in psychotherapy sessions through a secure platform from various locations within MA I aid clients in managing symptoms of depression, anxiety and other difficult experiences through self exploration, increasing a sense of control, and changing problematic patterns. You have unique knowledge of your life and I have an objective viewpoint and training. Through an increased understanding of the various aspects of your concerns and problems, together we can aid you in improving areas in your life that may benefit from change.
(617) 250-7430
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
Currently my practice is conveniently available via telehealth allowing consumers to engage in psychotherapy sessions through a secure platform from various locations within MA I aid clients in managing symptoms of depression, anxiety and other difficult experiences through self exploration, increasing a sense of control, and changing problematic patterns. You have unique knowledge of your life and I have an objective viewpoint and training. Through an increased understanding of the various aspects of your concerns and problems, together we can aid you in improving areas in your life that may benefit from change.
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Theresa Sass
Psychologist, PhD, MPH Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Not accepting new clients
I provide individual and couples therapy to adults across the lifespan. My goal for therapy is to create a collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental environment where you will be supported and also challenged to gain insight and develop different approaches to promote positive changes in your life. I draw from multiple theoretical approaches to meet your needs, including mindfulness-based CBT, psychodynamic, feminist-relational and narrative therapies. Areas of specialty are depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and trauma. My approach is strength-based, and I view psychological symptoms and distress from an individual as well as systemic perspective.
(617) 307-7872
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Not accepting new clients
I provide individual and couples therapy to adults across the lifespan. My goal for therapy is to create a collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental environment where you will be supported and also challenged to gain insight and develop different approaches to promote positive changes in your life. I draw from multiple theoretical approaches to meet your needs, including mindfulness-based CBT, psychodynamic, feminist-relational and narrative therapies. Areas of specialty are depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and trauma. My approach is strength-based, and I view psychological symptoms and distress from an individual as well as systemic perspective.
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Ellen Wilson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. My practice is directed toward individuals who have problems with self-esteem, with relationships, and/or with achieving work satisfaction. Often people are depressed and anxious, and unhappy with their lives, yet unable to effect change. For many, even knowing what it is they may desire is difficult and confusing. Sometimes, life feels meaningless and direction is hard to find. Developmental challenges, such as occupation choice, marriage, raising children, mid-life, and aging, pose particular stresses and are often times for re-evaluation.
(617) 606-7736
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. My practice is directed toward individuals who have problems with self-esteem, with relationships, and/or with achieving work satisfaction. Often people are depressed and anxious, and unhappy with their lives, yet unable to effect change. For many, even knowing what it is they may desire is difficult and confusing. Sometimes, life feels meaningless and direction is hard to find. Developmental challenges, such as occupation choice, marriage, raising children, mid-life, and aging, pose particular stresses and are often times for re-evaluation.
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Luisa Ehrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I see individuals and couples and specialize in a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, and relationship difficulties.
Often, a significant source of suffering lies in thoughts and feelings that exist outside of our awareness and have not yet been able to find full expression. Psychotherapy offers the unusual opportunity to be listened to deeply and to learn to listen to ourselves in new ways. Exploring and developing insight into your inner life can lead to change—feeling better about yourself, shifting patterns that have kept you stuck, and developing a greater sense of agency and fulfillment in your life.
(617) 812-4328
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I see individuals and couples and specialize in a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, and relationship difficulties.
Often, a significant source of suffering lies in thoughts and feelings that exist outside of our awareness and have not yet been able to find full expression. Psychotherapy offers the unusual opportunity to be listened to deeply and to learn to listen to ourselves in new ways. Exploring and developing insight into your inner life can lead to change—feeling better about yourself, shifting patterns that have kept you stuck, and developing a greater sense of agency and fulfillment in your life.
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Patrice Birenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I have over 30 years experience working with a variety of issues including addiction, self esteem, relationship problems, anxiety, and depression. I work with adults and couples. I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy and thus help people understand their families of origin and how their early experiences have contributed to who they are and perhaps hold them back from becoming who they would like to be. Therapy includes talking therapy, behavioral technique, cognitive behavioral therapy.
(781) 850-4362
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I have over 30 years experience working with a variety of issues including addiction, self esteem, relationship problems, anxiety, and depression. I work with adults and couples. I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy and thus help people understand their families of origin and how their early experiences have contributed to who they are and perhaps hold them back from becoming who they would like to be. Therapy includes talking therapy, behavioral technique, cognitive behavioral therapy.
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Fernanda Romo Siren
Counselor, LMHC Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I offer individual therapy to adults of all ages and specialize in treating anxiety, mood disorders (e.g., depression) and relational concerns. Having worked in various settings including outpatient programs, inpatient and partial hospital programs, and schools, I work with clients dealing with a wide variety of concerns. Such concerns include trauma, family dynamics, parenting, major life adjustments, college transitions, self-esteem, identity, and stress.
(857) 320-3106
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I offer individual therapy to adults of all ages and specialize in treating anxiety, mood disorders (e.g., depression) and relational concerns. Having worked in various settings including outpatient programs, inpatient and partial hospital programs, and schools, I work with clients dealing with a wide variety of concerns. Such concerns include trauma, family dynamics, parenting, major life adjustments, college transitions, self-esteem, identity, and stress.
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Aimee Johnson Moreno
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about helping my clients create positive change in their lives. In my career, I have helped women from all walks of life who struggle with depression, anxiety, symptoms related to traumatic experiences, self-esteem issues and biologically based mental illness. Even though their stories and lived experiences varied, each sought support because they wanted to feel better, decrease their sense of isolation and increase positive coping skills. I love to help women discover their inner strengths, increase their feelings of personal safety, deepen their sense of agency and reclaim ownership of their lives.
(617) 812-8856
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about helping my clients create positive change in their lives. In my career, I have helped women from all walks of life who struggle with depression, anxiety, symptoms related to traumatic experiences, self-esteem issues and biologically based mental illness. Even though their stories and lived experiences varied, each sought support because they wanted to feel better, decrease their sense of isolation and increase positive coping skills. I love to help women discover their inner strengths, increase their feelings of personal safety, deepen their sense of agency and reclaim ownership of their lives.
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Guillemette Caron-Simmers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Over thirty plus years of experience as a therapist my focus has been on helping people achieve a greater sense of satisfaction in relationships, develop a better self-image, and gain relief from depression and anxiety. In couples therapy my work involves developing an understanding of the strengths and vulnerabilities, hopes and fears which each member of the couple brings to the relationship from their own past experiences, as well as deepening an understanding of what has been happening in the relationship, with the goal of making productive changes in the ways the couple communicates, collaborates, and resolves conflicts.
(617) 396-7159
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Over thirty plus years of experience as a therapist my focus has been on helping people achieve a greater sense of satisfaction in relationships, develop a better self-image, and gain relief from depression and anxiety. In couples therapy my work involves developing an understanding of the strengths and vulnerabilities, hopes and fears which each member of the couple brings to the relationship from their own past experiences, as well as deepening an understanding of what has been happening in the relationship, with the goal of making productive changes in the ways the couple communicates, collaborates, and resolves conflicts.
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Kara E Harlow
Counselor, LMHC Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I have over 13 years of experience working in the areas of addictions, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship development.
With all the obstacles life presents it is often easy to feel stuck. Unfortunately, the process of getting "unstuck" is not always as simple. That's when additional support is needed. With a genuine, empathic and down to earth style of therapy we can work towards your goals of feeling happier, healthier and more empowered. Together we will explore patterns and choices that contribute to your accomplishments and struggles. We will work towards self-awareness while remaining solution-focused, and will use the strengths you already possess to build more skills for managing the challenges that life brings.
(617) 606-9461
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I have over 13 years of experience working in the areas of addictions, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship development.
With all the obstacles life presents it is often easy to feel stuck. Unfortunately, the process of getting "unstuck" is not always as simple. That's when additional support is needed. With a genuine, empathic and down to earth style of therapy we can work towards your goals of feeling happier, healthier and more empowered. Together we will explore patterns and choices that contribute to your accomplishments and struggles. We will work towards self-awareness while remaining solution-focused, and will use the strengths you already possess to build more skills for managing the challenges that life brings.
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Elizabeth B Gaskill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
In my 30 + years as a therapist, I have had the honor of helping many people overcome negative patterns and make meaningful, positive changes in their lives through self-reflection, insight, and behavioral interventions. People with depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges feel supported, understood and respected in our work in individual, couples or group therapy. Sometimes you may feel that your life is at odds with how you wish to see yourself and yet you can't quite figure out what the next step should be. Or maybe you long for closeness and intimacy yet you're afraid of it.
(617) 934-5578
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
In my 30 + years as a therapist, I have had the honor of helping many people overcome negative patterns and make meaningful, positive changes in their lives through self-reflection, insight, and behavioral interventions. People with depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges feel supported, understood and respected in our work in individual, couples or group therapy. Sometimes you may feel that your life is at odds with how you wish to see yourself and yet you can't quite figure out what the next step should be. Or maybe you long for closeness and intimacy yet you're afraid of it.
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Christine Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I work with clients in the context, or absence of relationships, those impacted by mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
My therapeutic approach is fundamentally based on concepts of insight, skill-building, relationship and resilience. I am supportive and direct. While the past can influence our perspectives and behavior, I believe our current choices readily predict our future. Psychodynamic, structural and skills-based psychotherapy, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), guide my work with clients. I am trained in solution-focused CBT, and psychodynamic approaches to relational issues.
(857) 412-7426
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I work with clients in the context, or absence of relationships, those impacted by mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
My therapeutic approach is fundamentally based on concepts of insight, skill-building, relationship and resilience. I am supportive and direct. While the past can influence our perspectives and behavior, I believe our current choices readily predict our future. Psychodynamic, structural and skills-based psychotherapy, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), guide my work with clients. I am trained in solution-focused CBT, and psychodynamic approaches to relational issues.
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Samira Thompson
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I address matters such as marriage and relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, grief, as well as spirituality and co-dependency.
William Arthur Ward once said, "We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them." The passion I carry for the therapeutic process is not only founded on my training and education but also my personal experience. I have faith in one's capacity for growth that comes from the willingness to be honest and courage to face difficult issues. In this life we will encounter many stones in our path. It is up to each individual to choose what they will do with them.
(617) 612-5086
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West Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02138
Offers online therapy
I address matters such as marriage and relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, grief, as well as spirituality and co-dependency.
William Arthur Ward once said, "We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them." The passion I carry for the therapeutic process is not only founded on my training and education but also my personal experience. I have faith in one's capacity for growth that comes from the willingness to be honest and courage to face difficult issues. In this life we will encounter many stones in our path. It is up to each individual to choose what they will do with them.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in West Cambridge, Cambridge. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.